Baking cakes to provide clean water


  • 6 students
  • 13 to 14 year olds
  • 4 weeks

A group of students at Hendon School sold cakes they had made in order to raise money for the WE Schools programme, providing clean water for communities without access. Students were supported to plan and prepare for the sale over two weeks, making posters, developing a marketing strategy and working on a budget for the project.

Run by: English Teacher

External involvement: Support from WE Schools

Other attributes developed: Organisation, marketing, financial literacy

Reflection: Students were supported to reflect over the week following the sale, writing up skills developed on the project ready to add to their CVs

Opportunities to link to career-related learning: Ensure students have the opportunity to link the skills developed (budgeting, marketing, sales and communication) to their subject areas (e.g. English, maths or business). Links to Gatsby Benchmark 4 - Linking curriculum learning to careers